Monday, August 16, 2010

Giveaway Time

I was thrilled when I recently received the latest book from Suzanne Woods Fisher. It is one of the sweetest little books I have ever had the pleasure to read.

It is filled with over 200 pages of great "proverbs" and lots of gorgeous pictures. I found quite a few that I was familiar with that my parents and grandparents used to quote and many more that were new to me.

Suzanne has generously offered to give a book to one of my readers. All you have to do to have a chance to win one of these great little books is leave a comment sharing one of your favorite quotes.

For an additional entry post a link on your blog and come back and leave another comment telling me you did.

Be sure to make that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

I will draw the winner on Friday the 20th with Random Generator.


  1. I have been wanting to read this book!! My favorite qoute is This too shall pass!!

  2. Thank you for offering us this giveaway! Being "Nonna" to four delicious grandchildren one of my favorite Italian proverbs is: WHEN A CHILD IS BORN SO IS A GRANDMOTHER!
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart

  3. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Please enter me.
    Blessings From Missouri~

  4. One of my favorite quotes is: "God gives His very best to those who leave the choice to Him".

    This book looks great! I also enjoyed your interview.

  5. Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. -- Oscar Wilde

  6. Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. -- Oscar Wilde

  7. my grandmother used to say work makes life sweet, and grandpa would say morning hours have gold in them, they are so much more worthwhile,
    wonder if you'll pick my name. smile

  8. This book sounds so good. Thanks for the give away.
    God never gives us more than we can handle.

  9. I would like to be entered, too. :) Quote...It's not the mountain in our path that is the trial, it's the sand in our shoe. I know I didn't quote that perfectly. I enjoy your blog.

  10. The book looks wonderful. My favorite quote is - No one can do everything - but everyone can do something.

  11. What a nice giveaway - the book has a gorgeous cover!
    I grew up with these:
    A penny saved is a penny earned.
    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
    Pretty is as pretty does.
    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
    If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's probably a duck.
    What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    I've many, but I'll stop now.

  12. I love this quote: "God has purposes for our lives which He has not yet revealed. Therefore each day grows sacred in wondering expectation." -Phillips Brooks


  13. I'd love to have this give away. Today my quote is "What's old, is new. Check out my blog and I tell you why.

  14. "All things are either a blessing or a blessing in disguise." Thank you for entering me in your drawing.

  15. I love your give away..

    "Every good gift and perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights..."
    Epistle of James

  16. don't know who said it but one of my favorites is- to be truely happy, you must be the keeper of your own happiness. the book looks darling!

  17. Live each day like it's your last; some day it will be.

  18. OOOOh I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance! Have a great week!

  19. Good Morning!
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

    One of my favorite quotes is...

    As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord...

    Have a blessed day,

  20. A quote that I often heard my amish grandmother say was: Try, try, if at first you don't succeed, try try again.
    She was always quoting something, I sometimes wish I could remember them...

  21. What a wonderful giveaway, I have a real interest in the Amish life and would love to win the book.

    My grandmother's favourite saying was;
    'Always be ready to walk the extra mile', and it's what I try to do.

  22. Awesome giveaway. My favorite quote is "A minute in the mouth - A lifetime on the hips". My mother used to say that to me everytime I ate something (and I was not fat) it sticks with me to this day.

  23. Awesome giveaway. My favorite quote is "A minute in the mouth - A lifetime on the hips". My mother used to say that to me everytime I ate something (and I was not fat) it sticks with me to this day.

  24. "Seek and you shall find"
    MegGehring (at) Gmail (dot) com

  25. I pre-ordered this book so I've already got it, so I'm going to sit this one out and let someone else enjoy it. GREAT giveaway, by the way! My favorite quote is "This, too, shall pass." It gets me through a lot and it's always right. ♥

  26. I love your giveaway!Please enter me! :~D
    Our family is forever saying little quips and quotes and proverbs and such. Most are of the humorous variety. My favorites are ~ I don't like pain, it hurts me. and I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken! ;~P
    (My email is on my profile page!)

  27. Would love to win this! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Have you ever considered publishing your blog into a book? I think it would be amazing ;)

  28. I have two young children with a third on the way, plus I work with families of newborns, so one of my favorites to keep in mind is "Remember, you are not managing an inconvenience; you are raising a human being" by Kittie Franz

  29. My favorite quote is actually two that I ALWAYS accidentally combine:
    "Never bite a gift horse in the mouth!"

    Appropriate, I think, as this book is a gift!


    Mrs. McB @

  30. Oh, I would love this book. I have so many quotes that I like, but I will give you one of my favorites by Robert Brault:

    "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

    I'd like to be entered in this Giveaway, please!

    Thank you,
    Doris :-)

  31. Hello there! I'm a new blog reader of yours, directed here by your interview on the Amish Wisdom podcast. I'm looking so forward to reading through your past posts!

    My favorite quote: "What's easy is not worth having." My grandfather said this to me this shortly before he succumbed to lung cancer in 1998. We were talking about my future plans, and he was encouraging me to pursue a career in medicine. However, I think it's applicable to all sorts of life situations, don't you?

  32. "Keep it simple" I've heard it plenty through the years.

  33. My favorite quote is this:
    If we continue to send our children to Caesar for their education, we need to stop being surprised when they come home as Romans. ~ Dr. Voddie Baucham

  34. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    When God closes a door, He opens a window.

  35. Wow you sure have alot of folloe=wers who would LOVE to win...Count me in as one please. Blessings....lindeelou

  36. This is pretty good, a proverb for a chance to win a bookful:D I think I've enjoyed reading everyone's entries as much as my cup of earl grey, this morning. Ok, here goes:

    "We get too soon old, and too late smart."

    Thanks for the giveaway:D

  37. I enjoy reading your blog so much! I also enjoy Suzanne Woods Fisher's books, and would enjoy a copy of her latest book of Amish Proverbs. I enjoy reading The Budget every week and I keep notebooks full of the quotes I find there. I've been doing it for a couple of years now, and have 5 notebooks full :)

    Here is one of my favorites:
    "Your children need your presence more than your presents."

    Oh, and one more..."Those travelling the highway of humility won't be bothered by heavy traffic."

    ~Sharon Lewis, Maine

  38. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

  39. I just found your blog recently and have been enjoying reading it.

    One of my favorite quotes is by Helen Keller -- "I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.

    Thanks so much for the give-away as the book looks absolutely delightful.


  40. I hate that I missed this giveaway but I'd like to share this anyway.
    It's not a proverb, but a quote:

    "Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures."
    — Dalai Lama XIV


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